Orange Vanilla Bark

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Do you ever feel like a sweet treat before bed but don’t want something with cacao in it to keep you up all night? Well then, this vanilla bark is for you!
It’s great to keep in the freezer for whenever your sweet tooth is calling. It’s also super easy and quick to make.

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Ingredients

1 cup coconut oil – melted
Zest of 1 1/2 oranges – Leave one tbsp aside
2 tbsp rice malt syrup/ honey/ maple syrup
1 tbsp natural vanilla syrup
½ cup roasted almonds – roughly chopped

Method

Whisk all ingredients (besides the almonds and 1tbsp of the orange zest) in a bowl until well combined. You can use a hand whisk but I find an electric beater works best for this.
Line a rectangle container or small bread tin with baking paper.
Pour the mixture into the container or tin.
Sprinkle the almonds and remaining orange zest on top, so they cover the mixture evenly.
Cover the container with a lid or if you’re using a bread tin cover it with glad wrap or foil.
Leave to set in the freezer on a flat surface for at least 2 hours.
Once set, break into small bite sized pieces and either eat right away or store in the freezer in a covered container.
This should last in the freezer for up to 3 weeks.

Interview: Cheeta Recovery Owners Michael & Jon

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I love it when you come across a brand that not only sells a product you love but also has a great philosophy behind it. This is why I love Cheeta Recovery, they have great compression wear that don’t cost a bomb (which is a rarity!) and also promote a fun, fit and healthy lifestyle. I wear my tights to Pilates, when I got for a run and sometimes even to work or out to lunch, they’re super comfy!

Michael and Jon started up Cheeta Recovery because they lost count of the amount of times they heard people say they were sick of paying outrageous amounts for their workout gear. “Why should you pay a premium to the big multinationals for something that helps you live a healthy and active lifestyle?” I couldn’t agree with them more!

Given my fascination with people who decide to take the leap and make a career out of their passion I really wanted to know more about these guys. So Michael was kind enough to answer some questions, which I know you’ll all enjoy reading. Continue reading

4 Books I’m Loving at the Moment

I love a good book or audio book, especially if it can educate, inspire and make me laugh all at the same time. So I thought I’d share 4 of my favourite books, in case you’re in need of some inspiration or just want something to talk about at your next dinner party.  Continue reading

Your Spicy Life

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I am SO EXCITED to finally be able to share this with you guys!

For years now my friend Jess and I have been wanting to create a website together that combines health, beauty and psychology and we have finally launched!

We have created Your Spicy Life because we want to help you break through your limiting beliefs with tools backed by research so you can be real, be free and live your dreams. Plus health and beauty tips to have you feeling and performing at your best!

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The Real Food Revolution Event – Get $100 off your ticket

Do you Love Raw Food, Juicing, Blending and Soaking Up New Health Information like a Sponge?

Then you will love The Real Food Revolution which is an Australia wide event designed to create a shift in the way we look at food! Continue reading

Almond Nougat

This stuff is so delicious, honestly you’ll be addicted once you try it.
If you like things quite sweet you may want to add a bit more honey to the mixture, just give it a taste before you put the mixture into the tin.

Ingredients
250g cashew butter (here is a recipe to make your own)
2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
1 tsp all spice Continue reading

Lemon Tahini Nougat

Lemon and tahini, two of my favourite things! Speaking of, my best friend Laura and I have started up a little blog called The LM Edit where we share photos of our favourite things and share a little bit about ourselves, we’d love you to check it out.

Now, back to the recipe.

Ingredients
200g Cashew Butter
100g Tahini
Juice of one lemon Continue reading

Afternoon Delight Smoothie

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This is one of my favourite smoothie combinations for an afternoon snack. It has a really nice thick consistency which I love. The turmeric adds a nice unusual flavour as well as added health benefits however, if you’re not a fan of the taste I’d leave the turmeric out. Continue reading

Miso Soup with Zucchini Noodles

misoOver the past few months I have been consuming very minimal animal products which has pushed me to get more creative with my meals. This is one of my favourite vegan meals because it’s delicious and It’s a great portable lunch option for work. Just put all the ingredients into a thermos, when you’re ready to eat it add hot water, give it a shake and you’re good to go.
I’ve also added some (non vegan) ingredients below that would go nicely with this recipe. Continue reading

Grain free pizza pockets

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You may have heard of – or even cooked – cauliflower pizza bases, cauliflower rice or cauliflower couscous. The list has just expanded – now you can sink your teeth into these cauliflower pizza pockets! Continue reading